Episode 748: Dr. Jessica B. Harris

May 17, 2024
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This week, we’re spending an hour with Culinary Historian Dr. Jessica B. Harris. We talk about her start in food writing, how she started making connections between what she ate in Africa and what she ate in America, learn about one of her greatest influences, her mother who she calls her “culinary secret weapon”, and hear the many different ways she studied food, from reading Columbus’ journal to her experiences as a travel editor. She is the author of twelve books including, Iron Pots and Wooden Spoon: Africa’s Gifts to New World Cooking, her memoir, My Soul Looks Back, and High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • January 7, 2022 (originally aired)

  • January 27, 2023 (rebroadcast)

  • May 17, 2024 (rebroadcast)

Recipes and stories from this episode